What to Cook: Happy New Year!

For the crabs and lobster and scallops: Champagne, as Eric Asimov has taught. But if you’re eating caviar, have no Champagne, as Eric has also advised: The eggs make the wine taste metallic. Better is chilled vodka and plenty of it. Alternatively, like, you have no interest in celebrating this turning of the calendar page,…

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Medical News Today: Diabetes and erectile dysfunction may be genetically linked

New research, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, suggests that a genetic susceptibility to type 2 diabetes may be a cause of erectile dysfunction. New research finds evidence that erectile dysfunction and type 2 diabetes are genetically linked. Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects approximately 30 million adults in the United States. There are several…

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Shopping Guide: Shopping for Tumblers

Tumblers — drinking glasses without stems — are the most multipurpose form of glassware, equally suitable for serving tap water and single-malt whiskey. In fact, they are so ubiquitous that they might not seem as glamorous as their stemmed siblings. But when they’re distinctive, they almost always attract attention, especially as part of a table…

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The New Health Care: Congratulations on the Promotion. But Did Science Get a Demotion?

A number of recent news articles have brought renewed attention to financial conflicts of interest in medical science. Physicians and medical administrators had financial links to companies that went undeclared to medical journals even when they were writing on topics in which they clearly had monetary interests. Most agree such lapses damage the medical and…

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